So much for unexpected weather
It's been overcast forever
Since I fell from my sweetheart's clutches
To a springtime spent on crutches

Coffee cups, promises, sure
But I've never broken bones before

So many staring at the wall days
I've been housebound ever and always
I can't believe the time it's taking
This evening I'm escaping

When the streetlights shine
And the footpath glistens
There are friends of mine
Within walking distance
When the streetlights shine
And it looks like Christmas
There are friends of mine
Within walking distance

Coffee cups, promises, sure
But I've never broken bones before



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    General CommentSometimes the Lucksmiths can seem too clever for their own good, but rarely are they "punny" for mere rhyming cleverness. "Since I fell from my sweetheart's clutches..." how wonderful is that?
    There doesn't seem to be too much Lucksmiths chatter, but I wonder, this being an Aussie band ... I wonder about the weather references in this song. It's not Xmas anywhere in "springtime," and because it's not cold and dark (when the streetlights shine...) at Christmas in Australia. Any insight?
    kshe95on November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think when they say:

    "When the streetlights shine
    And it looks like Christmas"

    It's referring to the lights of Christmas, not at all the weather. If things were very bright and sparkly (i.e. the "footpath glistens"), it probably reminded him of Christmas lights. Because it certaintly isn't spring time, or cold during an Australian Christmas!

    Otherwise, their cultural references are often mixed. They have some songs that are talk about American things, and some about Australian. That's sort of changed over time, as they've spent more time in America.
    JeSuisBienCaleeon April 08, 2006   Link

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